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Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion
From the moment Evelyn Glennie heard her first note, music held
her heart. She played the piano by ear at age eight, and the
clarinet by age ten. But soon, the nerves in her ears began to
deteriorate, and Evelyn was told that, as a deaf girl, she
could never be a musician. What sounds Evelyn couldn’t hear
her ears, though, she could feel resonate through her body as
if she, herself, were a drum. And the music she created was
extraordinary. Evelyn Glennie had learned how to listen in a
new way. And soon, the world was listening too. This
and empowering picture book tells the story of Evelyn Glennie,
a deaf woman, who became a full-time solo percussionist.
Book, 40 pages.